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Website & Portfolio Builders (Generated In Minutes With AI)
Welcome to this edition of Architecture Insights, the newsletter keeping you up to date with the developments of AI in Architecture.
In this weeks issue:
News and Updates: Adobe text-to-vector
Topic: How to build an architectural website using AI website builders
Tools and Resources: Website/portfolio builders, marketing tools, and creating professional headshots all with AI
Adobe text-to-vector AI. You can now generate images in illustrator and photoshop and have them delivered as vector files that you can work on and edit. Read the summary from Adobe here.
AI website builders
Creating a website in the past may have required spending hours on wordpress or hiring a website designer. AI website builders have begun to streamline the process of designing and hosting.
Primary AI features:
Website Design: Have a fully designed website in under a minute by writing a prompt that details how you want you website to look.
An example prompt may be: “Build me a website for my architectural practice named “OneTwoStudios”, design it with bright and contrasting colours with the home page displaying past projects and an about us sections at the bottom explaining the type of work my firm does.”
Content Writing: Suggests written content to fill your site and improve the appearance.
Website Copying: Have a template of a website you want your own to look similar too? Many AI website builders can analyze a URL from another site and create similar websites.
SEO Suggestions: To increase the likelihood of your website coming up in searches you need SEO (Search Engine Optimization). A good way to increase this is through the use of highly rated words that generate traffic to your website based on googles (or other search engine) algorithms. Many AI website builders can recommend ways to improve SEO or directly incorporate it into your website.
Logos: If your firm/company has not developed a logo AI can generate multiple options to get you started.
Code Generation: There are AI website builders out there that enable prompts to generate lines of code that associate to your desired design. This is useful if you use sites like wordpress to run your website since you can input code to unlock unlimited customization. It also helps save time and money over hiring a website developer.
Check out how one of these code generation sites works below. Example used is CodeWP.
Tools and Resources
There are tons of website builders using AI.
*DISCLAIMER: This newsletter does not have any affiliation or sponsorships with the following programs, all of the information is from experience and research.
Here are some great ones we found useful for creating architectural websites and portfolios.
Mixo will create your website with a prompt in less than 30 seconds.
Here is the prompt we used with Mixo and a screenshot of the landing page it created. The landing page and subsequent pages were all ready in less than half a minute.
Prompt: "Build me a website for an architecture firm that specializes in high rise residential design in western Canada."
10web is one of the most basic of drag and drop website building applications. You can also grab one of their existing templates and have a landing page ready in 5 minutes, this offers a bit more customization than Mixo.
For less complicated websites, i.e just landing pages, 10web is a great software to get started on.
Durable is another similar option to 10web that has templates which resemble portfolio/project centred website designs. Both have free versions and also relatively affordable upgraded versions.
Visily is one of the most impressive AI designers. It allows you to create websites from something as little as a screenshot, sketch, and/or text.
Webflow. Another drag and drop software, Webflow is a bit more intricate because it lets you create fully functioning websites that have the capability of functioning as a software.
Perhaps your website is more than just a display of your work. Maybe you host competitions, job boards, a resource hub. If you require your site to handle forms or low-code applications than webflow is a great software to start with.
Check out the best AI marketing tools you can use to gain more exposure to your project work and attract more clients.
Try creating your headshot with AI without having a physical photo shoot. HeadshotPro.
AI Image of the week
Prompt: A utopian style, light coloured wooden building with ceramic glass.
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